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NYE in Sydney: Book Ahead or Celebrate from Home

A seven-minute midnight New Year’s Eve (NYE) firework display will bring in 2021 and premium viewing spots will be reserved for frontline workers to say thank you for keeping NSW safe throughout this year.

Member for Manly, James Griffin has welcomed the move. “There is no doubt that 2020 has been a challenging year for everyone.” He said.

“While the Harbour’s best vantage points will be reserved for these frontline workers, I’m encouraging everyone in the Northern Beaches to support their local businesses on the night, or celebrate from home”


NSW Launches Out & About Voucher Scheme to Help Local Businesses Recover from COVID-19

Member for Manly, James Griffin has welcomed today’s announcement NSW residents will be given $100 worth of digital vouchers that can be used at eateries and on arts and tourism attractions across NSW.

Mr Griffin said the vouchers were part of a flagship $500 million program to help business, stimulate the State’s economy and support local jobs.

“The hospitality industry of Manly is in for a strong summer. I’m thrilled that the NSW Government has heard loud and clear the need to support our local restaurants and eateries,” Mr Griffin said.


Payroll Tax Rate Cut to Jump-Start Jobs

James Griffin Member for Manly has welcomed major payroll tax relief in today’s 2020-21 NSW Budget which will enable businesses to hire more staff, keep their doors open and focus on recovery in the post-pandemic world.

On average, businesses liable for payroll tax could save around $34,000 a year over the next two years, which could be reinvested into additional staff, with the median part-time wage equivalent to about $29,500 in NSW.

Mr Griffin said the tax savings would have a major impact on businesses, enabling employers to offer increased working hours to staff, or hire additional workers.